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Remember a couple of weeks ago when I said I hated the word “jumpstart?” I knew it would spark a response, and it didn’t take long. After reading that blog, a Bodysmith member who has had a tough time holding on to her fitness during the pandemic reached out with a question: “IS there a...
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Have you ever had one of those situations where you can’t do what you want, and feel trapped? Well, that was me. Quarantine wasn’t any fun. But now, a new day has dawned. The world is my oyster. I’M FREE!!!! Ok, maybe a little dramatic there, but you know what I mean. I’ve finished my...
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Maybe it was just a matter of time. The short version is that I had an exposure to COVID-19 and am now housebound. At the time of this writing, I was still waiting for test results. If my results come back negative, I’ll be pleasantly surprised, but it’s not looking good. I sat next to...
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I’ve got to tell you something. I hate the term “jumpstart” when talking about nutrition and fitness. I hate it, but I’ve used it. For example, I had a small program called the “28-Day Jumpstart.” Hypocritical? Maybe, but before you get carried away and run me out of town, let me explain. Over my years...
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8:30 Monday morning I’m at the gym preparing for a meeting with a client—let’s call her Deb—at 8:45 am. She is attending a strength class that will end in a few minutes. The class finishes and Deb walks over to meet me, breathing heavily and wiping her face with a towel. “How was class today?”...
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Every week at the Bodysmith we have a coaches meeting, and a few weeks ago, we were talking about stress and how it can affect our members and ourselves. If you’ve read some of my blogs you may already know that we have three Foundations of Health at the Bodysmith—nutrition, recovery and exercise. What that...
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A few weeks ago, I was discussing healthy eating, and someone said it was impossible unless you are rich. The individual mentioned a conspiracy between pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and our industrialized food supply. I won’t disagree by saying he isn’t speaking some truth. My brain was spinning, and I had a dozen ideas on how...
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If you’ve seen me this week, you may have noticed I’ve been a bit distracted lately. I just got back in town from a rare, week-long vacation. It was fabulous and unforgettable. But I found myself in every state from Arkansas to Indiana and back, spent 1,400 miles on a motorcycle, and had a few...
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I’ve long held the belief that advertisers and food producers routinely mislead the public. Take a look around next time you are out shopping. You’ll see aisles marked gluten-free and paleo, or an entire “health market” nestled inside your grocery store. Just consider that in 2015 Americans spent an estimated $11.6 billion on gluten-free foods...
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It was a busy day in the gym last week when one of our members said to me, “I’ve never seen so many fit women in one place. You must really know how to train women because I’ve been to other gyms and they’re not able to train them the way you do.” I was...
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